A survivor of a suicide bomb in an exam hall full of young students near Kabul tells VICE World News that the horrific attack has made her more determined to succeed.
Afghan drug lord Bashir Noorzai was given a hero’s welcome by the Taliban after a prisoner swap that saw US hostage Mark Frerichs freed.
More than 100 veterinarians and animal shelter volunteers are still hiding in Afghanistan or a third country, waiting for U.S. visas. One vet was killed in Kabul in July.
The Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul following the collapse of the Afghan government last August sparked a humanitarian crisis as thousands attempted to flee.
Afghan society has undergone a dramatic transformation since the Taliban swept to power one year ago.
“Death is much better than the life we go through,” said the father, as his family grapples with both grief and the harsh realities of Taliban rule.
"Part of me wonders, in 10, 20, 30 years’ time, when I look back on this... Whether documenting the worst days in people's lives will be morally conscionable."
Charlotte Bellis attracted worldwide attention when she claimed the Taliban offered her safety while she was unable to return to New Zealand. Rights groups say the coverage is “tone deaf.”
Journalist Shabir Ahmadi was among the thousands who were forced to leave their homes when Kabul fell in August of this year.
Nangyal and his younger brother Noori were inseparable when they were kids. But then Nangyal joined the Afghan National Army, and Noori joined the Taliban.
Some beauty salons that had photos of women painted over and stripped from the walls have reopened their doors – for now.